'L’Ukraine En Marche (Ukraine on the Move)' by Seth Globepainter, 2022
Special print release with proceeds benefitting Ukraine charities.
Based on the artist's original mural in Paris, France 3 days after the invasion by Russia.
19.75 x 27.5 Inches
50 x 70 Centimeters
Offset lithograph on 200gsm Matte Vellum fine art paper.
Open Edition (Sold Out).
Artist dry-seal signature bottom right.
Publisher embossed bottom left.
ABOUT THE ART
She proudly wears the yellow and blue flag of her country, and crushes, with each of her steps, the Russian tanks that are in her path. On the day after Christmas, Seth Globepainter brings back to life this determined little girl who seems to single-handedly embody the resistance of an entire people.
The jets of paint from her aerosol can are as precise as her brush stroke and, quickly, “Ukraine on the Move” once again adorns this wall on rue Buot, in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, where she was first born time on February 27, 2022, three days after the start of the Russian offensive. “That day, I took to the street without thinking, as if it were obvious,” remembers the street artist. "I have been to Ukraine several times, and I wanted to show its inhabitants that they were not forgotten."
In the mid-90s, Julien Malland begins mural painting in the 20th arrondissement of Paris under the name of Seth. He makes himself known among Parisian graffiti artists by creating characters. A graduate from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs from Paris (ENSAD), he publishes in 2000, in collaboration with Gauthier Bischoff, Kapital, One Year of Graffiti in Paris, the best selling book about French graffiti.
Together, they founded Wasted Talent, a publisher specializing in monographs from urban artists.Since 2003, he has ventured across the world in order to exchange with street artists from different culture, and broaden his own perspective on life and mural painting. Since then, he has been compelled to draw simple characters, mostly children, somehow connected to the chaotic environment in which they are revealed.
Witnessing the outcome of globalization, its creations are celebrating traditions, defining a hybrid culture between modern expression and traditional representation. His approach aims to arouse an artistic dialogue, whether it is a collaboration with local urban artists or a learning process of traditional techniques from local craftsmen. In addition, Seth is the author and director of “Les nouveaux explorateurs“, a TV serial show produced by Canal+ that he presents himself, each show focusing on a country and its local mural artists. His travels during the last two years are narrated in , a book he authored, “Extramuros“.